Peppermint Stripes Winter Set FREECrochet Pattern

I designed this hat one day MANY years ago for a friend who was an avid snow skier!!  She kept talking about all of the crazy hats that people wear on the slopes and that they help the others in your party to find you.  You can see my original design here. It's not the original hat that I had made her....I think the colors were much more random. Anyhoo.....later on in time our Youth Pastors wife asked me if I could make a scarf and hat set for them to use in a Christmas drama.  She wanted it to be Candy Cane Striped if possible. So this set was born....the stripe sequence was probably different....I have not always been good at taking pictures of my creations so I just went with my instincts for this set and I have to say I am very pleased!!

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This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog  Thank You!!! Amy B

Peppermint Stripes Winter Set

  • Size I crochet hook (5.5mm)
  • Worsted weight yarn, size 4, medium. You will need one 7 ounce skein of Red and one 7 oz skein of white.  You will be able to make both the hat AND the scarf and still have left over yarn.
  • yarn needle
Size: Average Adult size with change to make average child size. 

Gauge: 3 dc rows = 2 inches,  6 dc = 2 inches


  • Chain 3 at beginning of each row counts as a stitch.
  • Color changes are done every row. One row/round Red, One row/round white.  For the HAT, DO NOT CUT after each round, but carry the yarn on the inside of the hat and work the extra color into your beginning chain of each round to keep it tidy.  For the SCARF, you will cut the yarn on each row, leaving a 4" tail on each end to work into the fringe.

Stitches and Terms used:
  • ch - chain
  • dc - double crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • beg - beginning.
  • st (sts) - stitch (stitches)
  • fpdc - front post double crochet
  • sc - single crochet
  • sdc - standing double crochet (video at the bottom of the page)
  • ssc - standing single crochet (I do not have a video for this...but if you look at the one for the sdc it is the same concept)

Ch 3, join to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, 7 dc in ring.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (8 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each stitch around.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (8 sts)
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, dc in each st around.   Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (9 sts)
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in each st around.   Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (9 sts)
Rounds 5 - 12: Repeat rows 3 and 4. (you should have 13 sts by the end of Round 11)
Rounds 13 - 23: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, dc in each st around.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (increases 1 st each row, 24 sts by end of Round 23)
Round 24: Ch 3. [2 dc in next st *, dc in next st] around ending at *.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (36 sts)
Round 25: Ch 3, [2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts] around. Dc in last st.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (48 sts) Stop here and skip to Round 27 if you want to make a smaller hat for a child.
Round 26: Ch 3, [2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts] around. Dc in last 2 sts.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. (60 sts)
Rounds 27-35: Ch 3, dc in each st around.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join. Stop after Round 31 and skip to Round 36 for the child size.
Round 36: Ch 1, sc.  [fpdc around next st, sc in next st] around.  Sl st in top of beg ch 2 to join.
Round 37: Ch 1, sc in each st around.  Sl st in top of beg sc to join.
Round 38: Sl st loosely in each st around.  Finish off.

Pom Pom Chain:  Ch 12, sl st in round 1 of hat, sl st in each ch to beginning.  Cut and tie off.  Leave 4-6 inches of yarn at the beginning and end of the chain to attach pom pom to.

Pom Pom:  Using a deck of cards or something of similar size, wrap yarn around until approximately 2" wide and 1/2" thick. Using the pieces of yarn at the ends of the Pom Pom chain, thread these through the center of the wrapped yarn and tie a tight knot.  Remove from wrapped yarn from deck and you will have what resembles a circle.  Flatten yarn circle in half with tied portion in middle and tie again with a secure knot.  Cut folded ends and fluff yarn.  Trim to desired shape.

The scarf is worked all on one side, no turning your work. You will cut your yarn at the end of the row and reattach at the beginning for the next row leaving a 4 to 6 inch tail at each end.  These tails will not be woven in, instead they are incorporated into the fringe.....unless you don't want fringe then you can just weave away!!! Again, I change colors EVERY row....except the starting chain and row 1 are the only exceptions which I do both the same color.  

Chain 200 (I started with white). Cut yarn at end of chain, leaving a 4 to 6 inch tail.
Row 1: (same color as beginning chain) Working in the back ridge of the chain, attach yarn in the first ch with a ssc, sc across to the end.  Working in the back ridge gives you a nice finished sure to do this.  
Row 2 and 3: Attach yarn with a sdc in the first st, dc across to the end.
Row 4-12: Repeat rows 1-3.
Row 13: Repeat row 1.

FRINGE: Cut 8-12 inch lengths of yarn.  I take 4 at a time and attach with a half hitch knot across the end of the scarf.

Standing Double Crochet Video

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